Operating Grist Mills

Union Mills Homestead and Grist Mill, Maryland has been in the same family for 6 generations, so the kitchen in the home, as seen in the photo, has a wide array of items. The mill still produces stone-ground cornmeal, wheat and buckwheat flour, and also sells roasted cornmeal. Below are listed over 60 working mills, run by river/stream, wind or tidal power. In addition to watching marvelous milling demonstrations; cornmeal, grits, wheat, buckwheat or other flours are generally available for purchase at many mills. "The Power of Flour, A Historic Mill Symposium" hosted by Colvin Run Mill, Va. was held in April, 2005 and covered talks on "Governmental Regulation of Milling in Colonial Virginia," "Foodways in the late 1700's and early 1800's," a fascinating grinding demonstration with set-up & grinding. They held another symposium in 2006 which had a demo on millstone dressing, coopering and foodways.

How a grist mill works. animated graphic
How Clifton Mill worked. graphic

AL Rikard's Mill Historical Park. Beatrice
AR War Eagle Mill. Rogers
CA Old Bale Mill. St. Helena
DC Pierce Mill. Rock Creek Park.
DE Union Grain Mill. Hearns & Rawlins Mill, Seaford
GA Hamburg Grist Mill, Hamburg State Park Grist Mill, Mitchell
GA Nora Mill. Helen
GA Prater's Mill. Dalton
IL Graue Mill and Museum. Oakbrook
IN Bonneyville Mill. Bristol
IN Hamer Mill. Spring Mill State Park. Mitchell
IN Metamora Grist Mill. Metamora
IN Squire Boone's Mill. Mauckport
IO Danish Windmill. Elkhorn
IO Pine Creek Grist Mill
MD Rock Run Grist Mill. Susquehanna State Park. Jarrettsville
MD Stanton's Mill. Spruce Forest Artisan Village. Grantsville
MD Union Mills Homestead & Grist Mill
MD Wye Grist Mill. Wye Mills
MA Bisbee Mill Museum. Chesterfield
MA Jenney Grist Mill. Plymouth.
MA Wayside Inn Grist Mill. South Sudbury

MI Elowsky Grist Mill. Posen
MO Milling around Missouri - Guide to 79 mills around the state
MO Bollinger Mill. Burfordville
NH Littleton Grist Mill. Littleton
NJ Article on northwest NJ mills
NJ Batsto Grist Mill
NJ Cooper Mill. Black River Park
NJ Historic Walnford. Allentown NJ
NJ Prallsville Mill
NY Caverns Creek Grist Mill. Howes Cave
NY Hanford Mills Museum. East Meredith
NY Harrison Grist Mill, or Morley Grist Mill. Norwood
NY Haviland-Davison Grist Mill. East Rockaway
NY Mill at Philipsburg Manor. N. Tarrytown
NY Rensselaerville Grist Mill
NY The Saddle Rock Grist Mill, Great Neck
NY Stony Brook Grist Mill, Stony Brook , Long Island
NC Dellinger Grist Mill. Hawk
NC Murray's Mill
NC Old Mill of Guilford. Oak Ridge
NC The Winebarger Mill, Meat Camp

OH Ohio's old mills
OH Isaac Ludwig Mill
OH Lanterman's Mill. Youngstown
OR Bob's Red Mill. Milwaukie
OR Butte Creek Mill. Eagle Point
PA Mascot Mill. Ronks
PA Mill at Anselma. Chester Springs
PA Newlin Grist Mill. Wawa
PA Thompson-Neely Grist Mill. Washington Crossing
RI Gray's Grist Mill. Adamsville
RI Kenyon's Grist Mill. West Kingston
TN Cane Creek Grist Mill. Hohenwald
TX Homestead Gristmill. Waco
UT Benson Grist Mill. Stansbury Park
VA Aldie Mill. Aldie
VA The Burwell-Morgan Mill, Millwood
VA Colvin Run Mill. Great Falls
VA Mabry Mill. Blue Ridge Parkway
VA Mount Vernon. George Washington's Gristmill
VA Statford Hall. Stratford
VA Wade's Mill. Raphine
VA Woodson's Mill. Lowesville, Nelson County
WA Cedar Creek Grist Mill. Lewis River
WV Glade Creek Mill. Clifftop

SPOOM. Society for the preservation of Old Mills
Windmill and Watermill links. UK and the world
TIMS International Molinological Society
NPDP Mill Dam Photos
Pictures of windmills in US
Glossary of Mill Terms
Mill Pictures.com

Dressing Millstones at Colvin Run Mill. Picture of the Month
Union Mills Homestead and Grist Mill. Firebacks. Picture of the Month

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